Originally Posted by HeavyAssault
Damn...ya'll going to make me go try. If I don't try I'll never know...LOL
You're in King William County right? We're talking Safford RV, aren't we? Any chance you can get pre-approved from your bank or credit union?
The motto "Money Talks and Bulls*** Walks" definitely applies with Safford. At any point in the sales cycle the dealer and the salesman know that having used inventory on the floor reduces the "hots" of the customer to buy new. The special negative on a repo/buyer's regret unit is that it makes the next potential buyer start to worry even before the sale.
$55K might be ambitious, but if you have pre-approved financing (cash for the dealer) and you go in with the calm, clear attitude "Today or No-day - they'll make more so I can walk away" it could happen. Just show up early in the day and set a reasonable time limit. I will stay one hour. I will leave, go to lunch and come back - and you can let me know your decision. (Do be prepared for a charge to transfer the warranty, Va. sales tax, state and local charge for a license plate that's good as long as you own the trailer - and some kind of dealer prep. Negotiables:
- full propane tanks
- sewer solution or stinky slinky
- awning hook must be there
- stabilizer crank must be there
- hand crank for the tongue jack must be there and FIT
- tank sensors working when you leave - they'll fail in a week.
- full set of manuals
- If it's an induction microwave there should be a raised grill
- all appliances work on all fuels they should
I'm sure I've left off a few things - the P.O.'s are sometimes very generous and you might find dishes, silver, napkins, placemats which were bought especially for the Airstream included in the sale. If so, whoo-hoo. If you get a ProPride or Hensley Hitch - that would cost your $2500 to $3000 new, so super whoo-hoo.
Happy Hunting. Paula
Potential rally coming up at Chippokes Plantation south of the James opposite Williamsburg - third or fourth weekend in April. Consider it... and Yes you CAN take your Airstream across the James River Ferry, but during rush hour the ferry can fill up. Mid morning to mid afternoon, no hassle.
EDIT - Chippokes is in Surry County. It is $33 per night water & electric paved sites big enough for 30' with 30 amp service, 50 amp is $3 more - I'm going bargain hunting